20th June 2013
Let your creativity run wild this summer at the marvellous map themed tile decorating workshops at Jackfield Tile Museum in Shropshire's Ironbridge Gorge. Design a tile map of your home, school or favourite hot spot in your own choice of colours using the Victorian tube lining technique.
17th June 2013
The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford took delivery of the world’s last surviving Dornier Do 17 on Saturday 15th June, recently salvaged from the bottom of the English Channel. The fuselage and wings were escorted from Ramsgate, Kent, to the Museum by two low loader lorries.
Dress as a Pirate and join in Blists Hill Victorian Town's Treasure Island Weekend 27th - 28th July 2013
13th June 2013
Dress as a pirate or your favourite character from Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous novel, Treasure Island, and go along to Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge over the summer weekend of Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July. The open air museum is running a fun, literary themed event with actors recreating scenes from the popular maritime book of mutiny and buried treasure.
12th June 2013
Dudmaston is preparing for a great way for families to celebrate Father’s Day with their Gamekeepers of the Past event this Sunday 16th June 2013.
11th June 2013
Discover more about the many animals living at Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire's Ironbridge Gorge on Saturday, 20th July 2013. Chat to their keepers, watch the horses being harnessed, meet the pigs and see the chickens in their enclosure behind the New Inn.
10th June 2013
Voting Now Open Through September 30
28th May 2013
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster will be taking to the skies over Shropshire in honour of the thousands of National Service RAF veterans. This iconic aircraft will perform for visitors and guests at the National Service (RAF) Association parade, taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Sunday 2nd June 2013.
24th May 2013
The national Love Your Local Market campaign is in its second year and among those taking part is Bridgnorth market, which will be distributing special bags to customers tomorrow (25th May 2013).
17th May 2013
The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be staging a ‘Proms in the Park’ concert on 6th July 2013 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of RAF Cosford. This spectacular outdoor party will not only feature classic and modern music but also two aerobatic displays and a fireworks pageant that will end the night on a climatic note.
16th May 2013
A local national trust property has recently launched its very first photographic competition and they are looking forward to getting everyone involved.
13th May 2013
Rare survivor: one of the tiny handful of working examples of a Scammell Mechanical Horse, in Great Western Railway chocolate & cream livery, seen at the Severn Valley Railway's Bewdley station. For high resolution copies of this and other images, please scroll down to the end of this release.
9th May 2013
Ex England and Wolverhampton Wanderers Midfielder, Ron Flowers, will be visiting the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford to assist the Museum with their on-going project which examines the lives of footballers who served in the RAF, during and after the Second World War. Ron, now aged 79 will be visiting the Museum on Friday 10th May 2013 at 10.30am to meet with the Museum’s Access and Learning Team who are leading the research project.
7th May 2013
A group of ten luxury hotels in Shropshire joined forces nearly 20 years ago, are set to unveil a new-look website www.visitshropshirehotels.com to promote their accommodation, short breaks, restaurants and wedding and conference facilities under the umbrella brand of 'Shropshire County Hotels'.
30th April 2013
Dudmaston Hall will once again be helping to support the National Garden Scheme on Saturday 4th May 2013 as they hold an open gardens event for the National Charity.
30th April 2013
Live the Adventure's worldwide travel staff have just returned from a successful trip to Nepal providing Western Rescue 3 certification and training for Nepali guides employed by some of Nepal’s top rafting companies.
21st March 2013
CONSTRUCTION of the diesel maintenance depot which Severn Valley Railway diesel locomotive owners have sought for more than 20 years, is to go ahead at Kidderminster later this year, following approval of the Railway’s planning application by Wyre Forest District Council.
Shropshire outdoor pursuits specialists, Live the Adventure, in Stottesdon, are offering a free fun day out for all the family
20th March 2013
Visitors to Live the Adventure will be offered the chance to try a new outdoor pursuit, a cross between surfing and canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, at the centre's annual open day next month. The event will be held in aid of the Riding for the Disabled Association, on Sunday April 28 between 11am-4pm.
18th March 2013
THE SEVERN Valley Railway raises the curtain on its 43rd season of operation on Friday with its three-day 'Spring Steam Gala' spectacular - and once again it is the line-up of beautifully restored 'guest celebrity' steam locomotives which are expected to draw in the big crowds.
15th March 2013
WORKING through some of the rawest days of the winter, in sub-zero temperatures and in snow, a team of volunteers has saved the Severn Valley Railway around £40,000 by taking on specialist repair work on the line’s iconic Victoria Bridge, instead of tendering the work out to contractors.
18th February 2013
THE Ludlow Food Centre and Apley Farm Shop near Bridgnorth have been recognised with major awards from the National Farmers’ Retail and Markets Association.
15th February 2013
THE Severn Valley Railway returns to full operation tomorrow (Saturday February 16th 2013), running its steam trains over the next nine days to coincide with local schools’ half-term holidays. But it’s not only schoolchildren that the Kidderminster - Bridgnorth heritage line is hoping to attract.
13th February 2013
300 tickets for the popular aviation enthusiasts' event 'Open Cockpits Evening' at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, will go on sale from Monday 18th February through the Royal Air Force Museum’s website. This exclusive evening will commence at 6pm on Saturday 18th May with a wide range of aircraft available for close viewing on the night: including transport aircraft, jet fighters and unique research airframes.
11th February 2013
This February Half Term, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is inviting families to celebrate one of the great jets of English aviation by participating in a fun model making activity. Taking place from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd February 2013, each visitor will have the opportunity to build their own Airfix 1:72 Lightning, amongst the real aircraft of the Museum.
4th February 2013
Go along to Coalport China Museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge during the Easter school holidays and join-in family ceramic workshops to create a model house, real or fantasy, to your own design. These sessions will take place weekdays from 1st - 5th and 8th - 12th April 2013.
1st February 2013
Bikers from Shropshire and the wider Midlands area are invited to start the season off in style on Sunday 21st April 2013. A combined ‘Bike Fest’ and ‘Bike 4 Life’ event is being held at RAF Museum Cosford in support for two local charities - the Midlands Air Ambulance and Royal Air Force Museum.
30th January 2013
EVERYBODY knows that St. Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14th. But the Severn Valley Railway is to run its annual dining train 'special' for sweethearts and lovers two days later this year - on Saturday February 16th 2013 - for two very good reasons.
30th January 2013
LOCAL viewers tuning in to the new Stephen Poliakoff BBC2 drama series 'Dancing on the Edge' which airs on Monday February 4th 2013 (9pm) might spot something strangely familiar about 'Folkestone' station, which features in the five-part drama.
Ironbridge Gorge UNESCO World Heritage Site ranked first in the UK and second in the world by TripAdvisor
10th January 2013
Telford & Wrekin’s Ironbridge Gorge has beaten off stiff competition to be the 2012 most highly recommended UNESCO World Heritage Site in the UK according to the TripAdvisor traveller community. It also takes second place in the world behind the Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa, China and ahead of the Egyptian Pyramids and India’s Taj Mahal.
10th January 2013
Join the residents at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge in Shropshire as they celebrate Easter over the Bank holiday from Friday 29th March to Monday 1st April 2013.
8th January 2013
Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge ranks at second place in the world.
13th December 2012
THE STEAM locomotive which worked British Rail’s very last main line steam train almost 45 years ago in 1968, is a surprise Christmas visitor to the Severn Valley Railway.
5th December 2012
IT IS often said that in the world of railway preservation, nothing is secret - but the Severn Valley Railway has just concluded two days of ‘hush-hush’ test running with the steam locomotive that will launch London Underground’s 150th anniversary celebrations in the new year - and, say it quietly… hardly anyone knew a thing about it!
16th November 2012
With the Centenary of the First World War just 18 months away, the Royal Air Force Museum is asking members of the public what objects from its archives they would like to see displayed in a narrative that will explain the role of aviation in this momentous event.
5th November 2012
THE GROTTOS are ready, the faint tinkle of sleighbells can be heard on the wind, and Santa is on his way. Yes, Christmas IS still almost two months away, but the Severn Valley Railway is already posting ‘sorry, sold out’ notices on many of the 100 ‘Santa Steam Special’ trains it will be running next month.
31st October 2012
A talented young Chef from Shropshire is bringing a new style of restaurant to his home county by launching ‘The Glutton Club’, together with his new fine food catering business, Curious Eats.
26th October 2012
Tickets still available for 27th October 2012 - get yours now!
25th October 2012
With October half term nearly upon us, Shropshire Tourism is reminding Shropshire residents to take advantage of exclusive special offers for local attractions, as part of their ongoing ‘Shropshire Days Out’ promotion.
23rd October 2012
THE SEVERN Valley Railway was back on national telly for the second time in six days on Sunday (October 21st) - as the launch pad for ‘How Britain Worked’, a new Channel 4 documentary series highlighting craftsman skills of the Industrial Revolution, many of which are still practised on the Kidderminster - Bridgnorth steam heritage line today.
10th October 2012
THE SEVERN Valley Railway is expanding its ‘Halloween season’ of family-friendly Ghost Trains at the end of this month, following the sell-out success of its first dabble into the world of ghouls and ghosts last year.
5th October 2012
October 2012 is Shropshire’s third annual Love Your Bike Month. A range of great activities are planned throughout October to help Shropshire residents have fun on their bikes and prepare themselves for winter cycling.
24th September 2012
Several Shropshire towns and villages are celebrating golden success at this year’s Heart of England in Bloom competition - with Shrewsbury leading the way.
14th September 2012
SPURRED by the chance to see and ride behind steam locomotives never before seen on the Kidderminster-to-Bridgnorth ‘heritage’ line, railway enthusiasts in their thousands will once again make a bee-line for the Severn Valley Railway next weekend for the railway’s three-day Autumn Steam Gala (Friday September 21st - Sunday September 23rd).
7th September 2012
THE train now arriving at the Severn Valley Railway’s two termini at Bridgnorth and Kidderminster….probably isn’t going to look anything like most visitors imagine!
6th September 2012
Following the success of their summer holidays promotion where the Ironbridge Gorge Park and Ride service operated for free, this is now being extended to the end of season on Saturday 27th October.
6th September 2012
Popular TV Presenter James May took a flight in a WW1 tri plane and battled in a thrilling mid-air combat yesterday, when he took a ride in the RAF Museum Cosford’s exciting new 4D Experience. James was joined on the ride by three lucky competition winners along with their friends and family as they took their seats on board the Museum’s latest exhibit.
24th August 2012
The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be commemorating the Battle of Britain, considered the most important event in Royal Air Force history, with a nostalgic family weekend of events and activities for the whole family to enjoy. A main highlight over the weekend will be a flypast on Saturday 15th September from a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire (weather permitting).
16th August 2012
American Historian and Bill Cash MP reveal new evidence to support county legend that the 'Prince in the Tower' - King Edward V - stayed at Upton Cressett in 1483 on his way to being murdered in the Tower of London
16th August 2012
Fans of the popular TV Presenter James May will have the opportunity to meet their idol next month when he officially opens the new 4D Experience at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. The Museum has launched a free competition for fans to enter and be in with a chance of joining James May on a ride in the 4D Experience along with their friends and family.
9th August 2012
On display until 24th September 2012. FREE admission.
8th August 2012
The owners of four popular five star touring caravan parks in Shropshire and Snowdonia are reporting a busy summer season.